Intellectual Property and Innovation: Law, Policy & Entrepreneurship

ECON 295

Course examines the tightly linked roles of intellectual property law and innovation in the 21st century global economy; offers an overview of the use of intellectual property in business, law and public policy, as well as in-depth coverage of current controversies impacting the future of the global information economy: gene patents; online piracy; music sampling; open source business models; access to medicines; and the impact of the 3D printing revolution. Besides overviews of trends in intellectual property law, research and development strategies, university technology transfer, and government and private sector investment, examine case studies of specific innovators, companies, places.
Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • STS
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • ISS 425
  • MMS 425
  • PUBPOL 425
  • SOCIOL 425
Typically Offered